Creston, BC January 8, 2021: Yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer extended the current Public Health Order on Gatherings and Events in British Columbia until midnight on February 5, 2021. Residents of Creston have worked incredibly hard over the last year to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Provincial Health Officer restrictions mean all British Columbians must only socialize with people who live in their households (or core bubble). Everyone must continue to avoid any non-essential travel. For more information please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions
BC Centre for Disease Control Update Weekly Update on COVID-19 Case Counts: From December 27 to January 2, 2021 there were was one case of COVID-19 in the Creston Local Health Area. To view the map visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/case-counts-press-statements/covid19_lha_20201227_20210102.png
For other BCCDC Data visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Guidance to Clarify Essential and Social Visitation in Long Term Care Homes: The Provincial Health Officer has developed new guidance to clarify essential and social visitation, to further support families and operators balance resident and staff safety in long term care homes across the province. The guidance is available here: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/Visitors_Long-Term_Care_Seniors_Assisted_Living.pdf
COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Starting January 7, 2021, all air passengers five years of age or older, including Canadians, will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to boarding their scheduled departure to Canada. For more information please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/12/pre-departure-covid-19-testing-and-negative-results-to-be-required-for-all-air-travellers-coming-to-canada.html
Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant: The BC Business Recovery Grant provides eligible businesses up to $30,000 and up to $45, 000 for eligible tourism related businesses for expenses such as installing new safety measures, adding e-commerce and purchasing new equipment. Grants are limited, so apply now: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant.
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